Trick or treat: the Halloween NFTs are haunting the metaverse

By Raffaele Redi

Meanwhile, the Dead by Daylight series will roll out horror NFTs

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Blockchain-based metaverse Upland and North America’s largest Halloween retailer Spirit Halloween, announced a new partnership to launch Halloween-themed NFTs featuring some of Spirit Halloween's most iconic characters, including their infamous mascot, Jack the Reaper.

The partnership will roll out in multiple phases over the Halloween season, beginning with a Spirit Halloween Block Explorer sale on 180October 2021, before a full launch of Spirit Halloween NFT bundles on 25 October 2021.

“Spirit Halloween will take over the Upland metaverse with Halloween-themed Spirit Halloween NFT Bundles featuring spooky in-game decorations, more terrifying Block Explorers, and exclusive Upland Legits, a new generation of unique, interactive NFTs,” explained Upland.

The horror NFTs: Dead by Daylight series

Recently, the malevolent Pinhead, revealed as the latest character added to the popular Dead by Daylight video game, entered the Masters of Horror line of digital collectables created by Boss Protocol.

The leader of the Cenobites featured in the Hellraiser movie franchise will kick off the collection limited to 10,000 and based on the actual model created for the video game Dead by Daylight. As the company explained, selected Pinhead NFTs will also grant access to the Pinhead Chapter of the game as a bonus, showing off the new integration capabilities of the Boss Protocol solution.

The Heavy Metal Magazine NFTs

Elsewhere, Heavy Metal Magazine NFTs debut collection on the NFT marketplace is expected for release on 15 September.

The platform NFT recently announced its foray into the comic book space with illustrated fantasy, science fiction and horror publisher Heavy Metal, home of the Heavy Metal Magazine.

The first collection, as the company explained, is based on the hard science fiction novel Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance, created by Medney with Lockheed Martin Space mechanical engineer John Connelly. The inaugural drop will include a piece by renowned UK street artist Thumbs, among others that illustrate the co-creators scientifically-grounded fantastical universe. Following the Beyond Kuiper collection, Heavy Metal will release a drop based on George C. Romero’s ‘The Rise’.

Finally, as the company explained, a third collection will be based on ‘The Axe,’ co-created by the guitarist JoeTrohman and the famous comedian, actor, musician and writer Brian Posehn who has also co-written many issues of Marvel’s ‘Deadpool.’ The project is illustrated by accomplished comic book artist Scott Koblish.

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